Benefits of a Home Sauna

Do the cares of this world leave you stressful? Would you like to relax and refresh your body in a sauna, but the idea of going to a local sauna doesn’t impress you? Maybe it is time to consider installing one in the comfort of your own home. Just imagine stepping into your sauna to unwind and relax whenever you wish.

Deciding on how you will heat your home sauna is the first step to consider. After you have decided how you will generate heat in your home sauna, the next step is to decide where you will put it. If you are going to use electric you may want it in your home. If you plan on a wood stove you may want to put it outdoors near your woodpile. If you want a steam sauna you may want to place it near a water source such as a lake, or pool.

You can install either a single person sauna or a multi sauna. There are many brands and styles like a traditional sauna or an infrared one. A traditional room is made from quality wood like cedar and is heated by a wood burning source or an electric stove.

If you think you don’t have room for a sauna, you are in luck because they make portable saunas, that can be set-up and torn down with ease. These ingenious saunas require no plumbing, rewiring, or time-consuming maintenance. It sets up in minutes without tools. All you have to do is pour in water, plug into a standard plug and in minutes you’re basking in your own private sauna. When you are finished all you have to do is fold up the unit for compact storage.

Master bathrooms, garages, and basements are excellent places to build an indoor sauna. If you prefer to build your sauna outside you can alter an outside structure by adding insulation, benches and a heat source or ,if you feel adventurous, you can build a sauna cottage.

A saunas temperature is usually 150 degrees or more while maintaining a very low relative humidity about 10 to 20 percent. Depending on the individual you can raise the humidity by pouring water on the hot rocks. If you cannot stand the heat you can always have an infrared sauna. Infrared heaters convert light directly to heat. This heat warms the bather, keeping the surrounding air cool.